I'm looking for skis for mostly on-piste skiing in Europe. Probably wouldn't be skiing between trees at all. I'm 5' 10" and just below 160 lbs and a solid intermediate skier who hasn't had the chance to ski last year. This year I will have at least two full weeks of skiing with some occasional weekend trips.
Given the huge amount of praise for the Kastle lineup, I have somewhat focused on them but I'm also looking into Movement Jam or Source and Elan Amphibios (not set on which waist) and I would be open to suggestions. I'm trying to figure what dimensions I should choose in general. I'm aware the Kastles are a 'premium' product but given I have to travel to any decent mountains, I figure I might just as well bite the bullet. I intend to keep any skis for quite a while, at least a few years (think 3 or more) and only have the one pair.
I feel a narrower waist is more suited because I'm not an expert skier and I will probably be skiing through all kinds of snow within the same day. So I was thinking MX78 should be more suited to me than MX88. look at even narrower skis such as MX70 which can be found second hand? I would appreciate thoughts on this. I'm looking at 2012 models, would I be mistaken to suppose elliptical cut on 2013 models would make much difference to me. I'm not an aggressive skier, so I'm considering 168 cm length, but I would like to see your thoughts on that as well.
Thanks in advance for any comments.